Fodor's Expert Review Museum Mayer Van den Bergh

The Meir, Diamantwijk, and Centraal Station Fodor's Choice

Pieter Bruegel the Elder's arguably greatest and most enigmatic painting, Dulle Griet, is the showpiece of the 4,000 works that passionate art connoisseur Mayer Van den Bergh amassed in the 19th century. It has been restored to its full, hellish glory and is the prize of a collection that also includes Bruegel's witty, miniature illustrations in the Twelve Proverbs, based on popular Flemish sayings, and such treasures as a life-sized polychrome statue from about 1300 of St. John resting his head on Christ's chest. There's an English-language pamphlet included with admission that reviews part of the collection.

Fodor's Choice Art Museum

Quick Facts

Lange Gasthuisstraat 19
Antwerp, Flanders  2000, Belgium

03-338–8188

www.mayervandenbergh.be

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €10, Closed Mon.

What’s Nearby

Related Forum Posts

Around the Web